CIArb News

UK Ministry of Justice issues call for evidence on Dispute Resolution

06 Aug 2021

On the 25th anniversary of Lord Woolf’s landmark Access to Justice Report, the UK Ministry of Justice has issued a consultation on how dispute resolution processes can be more fully integrated within the justice system. Specifically, the call for evidence is seeking views from the judiciary, legal profession, mediators and other dispute resolvers, academics, the advice sector, court users, and anyone who has experience of dispute resolution both within and outside the court system. 

CIArb are keen to represent the views of our members.

The consultation follows the recent Civil Justice Council report on compulsory mediation, which found that mandatory mediation would be compatible with UK law and would also be desirable in suitable areas of the justice system. CIArb welcomed the report as a significant step towards using mediation and ADR to their full potential in providing access to justice, alleviating pressures on the court system, and underpinning economic growth. We made clear our willingness to work with the Judiciary and the Ministry of Justice on how the principles put forward by the report can be applied in practice, and we will be submitting a comprehensive response to this consultation as part of that commitment. 

If you would like to convey your own views to be taken into account in the formation of our response, please contact Lewis Johnston, ljohnston@ciarb.org, no later than Friday 24th September.

17 Nov 2022

Updates on UNCITRAL WGII and WGIII

From 5-16 September 2022, UNCITRAL Working Group (WG) III and from 10-14 October 2022, UNCITRAL WG II met in Vienna to advance their work on the reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and on Dispute Settlement respectively.

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16 Nov 2022

ADR APPG session on Law Commission consultation on Arbitration Act 1996

The review of the Arbitration Act 1996 was the focus for the Alternative Dispute Resolution All-Party Parliamentary Group for (ADR APPG) at its session on Tuesday 15 November 2022.

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15 Nov 2022

Ciarb’s NAB & Brazil Branch Join Forces on CSP

Ciarb’s North America (NAB) and Brazil Branches, and the University of  Miami, School of Law, joined forces this year to offer the Capacity Sharing Program (CSP) in three Brazilian regions that are traditionally less exposed to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. 

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